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Calm water, warm weather, stunning scenery and no crowds. All come standard with every rental, so planning the perfect outing is a breeze. Simply choose an option below ... and we'll see you on the river!





OPEN FOR RENTALS:  Friday-Sunday 9am - 4pm,             Monday 10am - 2pm                                                                                 Walk- In accepted, 10 am - 2pm

By appointment: Wednesday & Thursday                                *open 6 days a week beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Riverfront Plaza - Main Street Dock                           700 Main St.  Napa, Ca

Explore the renaissance of Downtown Napa and Oxbow Preserve at your own pace - where salt and fresh water meet.  Paddle round-trip into the forested Oxbow Preserve or carry-on, deeper into the northern reach toward the confluence of Milliken Creek.  Upon your return enjoy convenient access to restaurants and shops above the dock.

Interested in a guided experience to start your day?   Water To Wine Tour, $89 includes a tasting room voucher in Downtown ($30/value) and Backstage Pass to JaM Cellars.  Embarking Friday - Sunday at 930am & 11am.  Monday at 11am.

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Meander through narrow, wetland sloughs in Fagan Marsh State Marine Park 

Explore the beautiful wetlands of Los Carneros and where marshlands merge with the Napa River Valley from Fagan Preserve. Experience paddling in the champagne region with breathtaking views of Mt. Veeder, Mt. Diablo, The Sleeping Lady, and Atlas Peak.

Your self-guided trip is timed according to high tide and features support from our GPS-based navigational assistant, which will lead you 3.25 miles along a meandering round-trip loop through narrow, wetland sloughs. You can also opt for a personal guide if you wish.   

Launch location is 12min from Downtown Napa off Hwy 121




Lazy River paddle route is great for families!

You will ride the river into town, with the tide guiding you along the restored wetlands. This one-way trip will take you through the renaissance of downtown and the oxbow. A shuttle service is included to take you back to your starting point.

To help you navigate, we offer a complimentary audio guide that includes interesting snippets about the history, culture, and ecology of the Napa River and the entire Napa Valley. This will give you a sense of the rich diversity that makes this place so unique.

You can choose from three different one-way trip distances of 2.5, 4, or 6 miles. The service is available every other week during the afternoon incoming tide. Please click the link for all available dates.

Embark:  2398 Streblow Dr. Napa, Ca   Disembark: Riverfront Plaza - Main Street Dock   700 Main St. Napa, Ca                                                                   7 min commute from Downtown Napa, 3 miles


Basic Rentals, 6-days per week, from our Downtown Location

2 hour minimum.  Walk Ins accepted, 10am - 2pm Friday - Monday.




Tandem Kayak

Fishing Kayak

How do you want to paddle?

Kayak or paddleboard? Single or double? Dogs or kids? Whatever your needs and paddling preference, we've got you covered with premium equipment from brands we love. 


Inflatable Paddleboards

No oversized pool toys here. Only premium inflatables from POP Paddle Co, Kahuna and Red Paddle Co that offer a smooth, stable ride.


Rigid Paddleboards

Try our standard "surf style" cruiser from POP and Glide or upgrade to a displacement hull board.


Single Kayaks

Our premium sit-atop kayaks offer comfort and stability perfect for flat water paddling. 


Tandem (Double) Kayaks

Ride in comfort with 2 adults +1 child or dog on a premium sit-atop kayak from Crescent.  Framed, elevated seats provide extra back support and keep you dry.  Trademarked hull design improves glide!


Fishing Kayaks & Boards

Our fishing fleet includes the full lineup from Vibe: Cubera 120, Shearwater 125 & Yellowfin tandem fishing kayaks – all fully-outfitted with rod holders, bungee straps, paddle seating and dry wells.

The Bay Area's best kept secret.

There's no better place to enjoy an amazing day on the water.



The perfect spot for beginners, kids and anyone looking for effortless outdoor fun.



Calm, clean water and lots of it. Leave rough currents, heavy boat traffic and fog behind.



Surround yourself with wildlife, not wild crowds. You'll have the river all to yourself.


Words cannot explain how amazing the Napa Valley Paddle experience was ... perfect for everyone to enjoy. We will be back to try paddleboarding!


A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We paddled past downtown and saw lots of birds. Service was friendly & efficient and we felt well taken care of! Can’t wait to go again with our kids.


Paddleboarding with NVP is so easy! You just show up and everything is ready for you to just get on the water and start paddling!

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Justin A.
San Francisco, CA
Anne A.
St. Helena, CA
Jen K.
Marin County, CA


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Meet the NVP Crew at your launch site.


Enjoy a perfect day on the Napa River!